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educational administrator

Joan Racki, American educational administrator. Education Policy fellow, 1980-1981.


Racki, Joan was born on April 15, 1948 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Elliott Max and Jane (Freidenrich) Flaxman.


Bachelor, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1970. Master of Arts, University Denver, 1973.


Admissions and finance aid officer Institute of European Studies, Chicago, 1973—1977. Associate director, budget analyst Illinois Board Higher Education, Springfield, 1978—1984. Space planner University Idaho, Moscow, 1984—1985.

Facilities planner Idaho Board Education, Boise, 1985—1993. Associate director bus and finance, policy and operations officer Iowa Board Regents, Des Moines, since 1993. Member Urbandale Schools Facilities Committee, 2003, National Working Group on College and University Facilities, 1990—1992, 2003—2004.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author manuscripts: Financing Higher Education Facility Needs in Idaho, 1985, Library Facility Study, 1986.


Member Parent Advisory Team Local Elementary School, Moscow, 1986-1993. Member review panel National Science Foundation. Member solid waste advisory committee City Urbandale, Iowa.

Member American Association of University Women (chapter president 1989-1990, Education Foundation program chair 1990-1991), League of Women Voters (president Moscow chapter 1987-1989, treasurer Metro Des Moines chapter, since 2002), Idaho League Women Voters (director 1989-1991, vice president 1991-1993), Iowa League Women Voters (director 1995-1999), Society for College and University Planning (regional communications coordinator, chair graduate student paper competition 1994, member publications advisory committee 1995—2001, member professional development committee since 2004, chair preconference workshops 2005-2007).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, exercise, reading, involvement with children'ssports activities.


Married Matthias M. Racki III, June 5, 1970. Children: Byron Jason, David Justin.

Elliott Max Flaxman

Jane (Freidenrich) Flaxman

Matthias M. Racki III

Byron Jason Racki

David Justin Racki